Friday, 1 April 2016

PaperArtsy 2016 Topic 6: Liquid Sculpting Medium

For this fortnight's PaperArtsy challenge, I chose to decorate the cover of my journal. The topic is Liquid Sculpting Medium but I'm not familiar with this stuff, so I used other media (mediums?).

I glued a piece of mesh fabric to the journal cover using heavy-body multi medium. I also added some texture with bead paste/gel. Then I pressed a clay face, chipboard letters and some twine into the wet medium and let it all air-dry over night.

When it was all dry, I gessoed it all with black gesso. Then I sprayed it with various metallic sprays.

It needed some vibrant colours, so I added some acrylic inks (forgetting I had blue-ish sprays underneath... what do you get when you mix yellow with blue? duh...) I left it to air-dry again.

Finally, I added a bit of patina using green-ish and copper wax pastes.

Here's the detail...

...oh, I love the colours and the texture!


  1. This looks absolutely amazing, pavla! What a great idea to do a journal cover; ID like to try this with powertex,

    Lucy x

  2. The colours and textures are fab, lovely journal, would like to own this, excellent project

  3. a lovely idea - really great splashes of colour x

  4. it's turned out beautifully! love the colours.

  5. Pavla, this is gorgeous! I love the use of Powertex for a journal cover and the little face looks wonderful!xx